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Chris Newham

I love the large sea/landscape, I usually take my photos at dusk and dawn, pursuing a dramatic edge when the light is at its best, my photos are a personal interpretation of the subject, to convey how I felt about the subject at the time I was there. Although drawn to sea and landscapes I will photograph anything occasionally doing motor sports, still life and when I can find a subject, knackered looking buildings and have recently taken a deeper interest in timelapse photography.

I’m from Nottingham in the English Midlands about as far from the coast as you can be in the UK – I’m constantly looking for dramatic locations, like the Derbyshire Peak District or the glorious Isle of Skye. I want my images to make the viewer draw breath as they take in the sweeping landscape or the crashing waves so I make the effort to go to the best places at the times when the light and conditions are optimal to get a dramatic scene.

So much about my photographic trips is about trying to nail those ‘winning’ images that will attain competition or exhibition standard but, more than anything, the shoots I share with my buddies are great times, some of the very best and you can’t ever really capture that sense of fun, adventure and comradeship in a photo so I often put together a behind the scenes video afterwards to try and capture the experience.

Following an accident I had to lighten my load and change from my beloved Nikon D800 to a Sony mirror-less A7Rii, I always shoot in Raw and I use Lightroom, Photoshop, OnOne & Nik software for post processing, when I have completed a photo I print it out to display in exhibitions, use in competitions and put on my office walls, I love looking at and holding a large print.

I hope you enjoy my work and experience even a fraction of the pleasure from my images that I get from shooting them. I’m inspired daily by the great work I see on Google+, Flickr and 500px and it just pushes me to want to get better and go further…. Here’s to the next great trip wherever that may be.

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